|“||I was actually thinking I could maybe wear a suit to the dance. Because I'd feel better in a suit. Uh, I feel more myself in boy's clothes. Actually, dad, I don't think I'm a girl at all. Even though I look like a girl, even though I have a girl's name, even though you've always thought of me as a girl. I'm a boy. I feel good when people call me "he" and "young fella". Like Rozʼs grandma did. I can't keep going on as a girl anymore. I just can't, dad. [...] Theo. Maybe you could start by calling me Theo. After Dorothea.||”|
|— Theo to his dad[src]|
Susie Putnam, one of Sabrina’s friends at Baxter High and a founding member of the school’s newly formed WICCA club. Brave and optimistic despite being bullied at school, Susie lives on a farm at the outskirts of town and deals with a terrifying supernatural threat at home.
Theo was born as Susie Putnam in Greendale, but identified as non-binary from a young age. He would later identify as a transgender boy. He was raised by a single father as it's unknown what happened to his mother. However, through most of Theo's adolescence, he and his father have been caretakers to Jesse Putnam who apparently snapped one day after a shift in the mines. Despite being friends with Harvey, Theo wasn't allowed to tell him about Jesse since his father owns the mines and Theo's father knew that Harvey's father would deny any apparent wrongdoing. Theo then started attending Baxter High and found a good group of friends sticking by them. Despite his friends, he has endured bullying by members of the football team.
Throughout Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
It's been a month since the Dark Lordʼs defeat. At Baxter High, Theo, Roz and Harvey are concerned about Sabrinaʼs well-being and her obsession to free her boyfriend, Nick, from Hell. Harvey suggests that she join their garage band, and Roz recommends she sign up for cheerleading as "it can't be all Hell, all the time.", but Sabrina turns them both down. Ms. Wardwell enters the class. Billy and Carl question her return. Wardwell explains that she’s merely returning as a teacher, no longer the school's principal. She shares with the class how she’s found herself drawn to Danteʼs Inferno, detailing the poet’s epic journey to Hell.
The guys are practicing in the garage, using "The Fright Club" as the name of the band, at Kinkle house when Sabrina arrives. She tells them that it’s time for "Operation Handbasket." Meaning, they’re going to Hell to save Nick. While humans aren’t allowed in Hell, Sabrina explains that there’s ways around that. At the Spellman Mortuary, the gang bathe in "ghastly water", water that has been used to wash up corpses, to keep the demons from smelling them. They also have to wear dead people’s shoes for only the dead may walk the paths of Hell. Salem wishes to join them, but Sabrina fears that he would bring every hound of Hell down upon them, from Barghest to Old Shuck.
They arrive at Dorian's Gray Room, where Dorian Gray takes them to the hellscape. He reminds them just how dangerous the Inferno can be and advises them to make their way to the City of Pandemonium as quickly as possible. Also, the incantation he gave them to transport them back to Earth will only work if they’re holding his flower. With that, Sabrina tells her friends that she loves them before passing through the portal.
The Fright Club arrive on the Shores of Sorrow. They take notice of the souls of the damned, who are trapped in cages on the shore and drown over and over for eternity as the tide comes in. They cross paths with a mysterious handsome young man, who informs them that all blood flows to Pandemonium. Follow the blood-red road where it flows and there, they will find Lilith, Queen of Hell. Lastly, he warns them to never wander from the road.
They arrive at the Field of Witness. Where souls have been strung up on crosses and tortured; eyes picked out by the crows. Theo discovers that his uncle Jesse is one of the tortured souls. Theo strays off the road to free him. Jesse reveals that Lilith sent him to Hell. Theo pleads Sabrina to help him. Sabrina places a protection spell on Jesse and vows to free him.
Theo is stuck with the image of his uncle Jesse tied to a post and being eaten alive by birds. Before long, they arrive at the Forest of Torment. Before passing on to the City of Pandemonium, they have to find Dorian’s flower of evil. Sabrina and Roz goes one way and Harvey and Theo head in the opposite direction in search of the flower. Harvey and Theo hear screams and repeated chopping of wood. They cross paths with the Woodsman, resembling a tin man with his heart piercing out his chest. He attacks Harvey as Theo rushes off to find Sabrina and Roz, who have safely recovered the flower of evil. Meanwhile, Harvey fends off the Woodsman with a pickaxe. Harvey is no match. Luckily, Sabrina arrives and performs a spell to rust the Woodsman. He’s frozen in place, and Harvey realizes that the Woodsman is his brother, Tommy. He asks Harvey why he killed him and tells him that he’s been waiting for Harvey to join him. Sabrina then shoots the Woodsman, explaining that it wasn’t actually Tommy.
Still shaken by the encounters, the gang is suddenly faced with a brick red door labeled Baxter High. Inside, they come face-to-face with Principal Hawthorne, who is much more demonic in appearance as opposed to the last time they saw him. He demands that they take a seat, and when they do, they are locked down to their desks. Hawthorne introduces his special guest; Roz’ Nana Ruth. She claims Roz was the death of her. She blames Roz for using her cunning gift to help witches. Hawthrone decides to start with Roz for their "anatomy lesson."
Roz screams for help and begs for mercy as Principal Hawthorne prepare to use her for their anatomy lesson. Sabrina, Harvey, and Theo watch helplessly. However, before they can start, Lilith’s demon minion interrupts and informs them that Lilith no longer wants for the children to be tortured, but instead for Sabrina and her friends to be brought to her.
Once in the Throne Room, Sabrina finds Nick chained to the feet of Lilith’s throne. Lilith informs Sabrina that certain protocols must be followed. As for Nick, who seems to be incognizant, Lilith explains that he and the Dark Lord are struggling for power on the inside.
Lilith invites Sabrina, Harvey, Roz, and Theo to take a seat at the dinner table. Roz advises her friends from eating the food as she can see what it truly is through her cunning; rotten and maggot infested. Sabrina questions why Lilith still looks like Wardwell, to which Lilith replies that she’s grown comfortable in Wardwell’s skin. She offers to show them her real face, her green one, but Sabrina declines. She only wants to free Nick and Jesse. Sabrina assures Lilith she'll find a different prison for her father. Lilith agrees to allow Sabrina to take Nick under one condition. The hierarchy of Hell is in a state of turmoil. The Infernal Kings refuse to recognize Lilith’s authority because she’s not a Morningstar. But it would calm the dark waters if Sabrina publicly crowned her the Queen of Hell to legitimize her seat. Sabrina reluctantly agrees.
Lilith introduces Sabrina to the underworld community as Sabrina Morningstar, daughter of Lucifer Morningstar. In his absence, Sabrina has come to declare Lilith the official Queen of Hell. Among the demons there's is also the mysterious guy who helped them. His name is Caliban, and he's a Prince of Hell made of clay form the City of Pandemonium. He challenges Sabrina's authority. The Fright Club watch from the side of the room and support Sabrina's claim to the throne. She then informs Lilith that she’s ready to take Nick home, as well as Jesse Putnam, who Lilith releases and sends off to Heaven. Lilith warns Sabrina that while she may have bought herself some time, the Kings and Caliban will return to challenges her.
With the evil flower in hand, Sabrina, Harvey, Roz, and Theo return to Earth with Nick. After giving Dorian his flower, they take Nick to the Academy and lock him in the dungeons with chains forged from Damascus steel and a circle of salt.
Sabrina, Harvey, Roz, and Theo reconvene at Cerberus Books, where they discuss Sabrina’s claim to the throne. Sabrina insists that she’s not moving to Hell, but her friends aren’t so sure. Sabrina admits that she’ll have to play the part for a while, but her heart is with them. Moreover, she agrees to sign up for cheerleading with Roz. A strong gust of wind suddenly blows the front doors open, though Sabrina, Harvey, Roz, and Theo don’t pay it much attention.
The Fright Club is rehearsing in the Kinkle's garage when Sabrina interrupts to call a Fright Club meeting, during which time she informs them of her duties to drag souls to Hell. She reveals that Jimmy Platt, the ice cream truck guy is up next. They don’t tell her what he did, and so Sabrina is forced to figure it out on her own. However, she called the meeting because dragging Jimmy to Hell, assuming he deserves it, could be the key to saving Nick. When Sabrina finally drags Jimmy’s soul to Hell, it’ll leave behind his freshly dead body, which if they move fast enough, they can use as a new prison for the Dark Lord. Sabrina’s relying on her friends to follow her in the Spellman Mortuary hearse to collect Jimmy Platt’s body after Sabrina takes his soul.
They, then, tail Jimmy Platt’s ice cream truck in the Spellman Mortuary hearse. Harvey is having second thoughts, but Sabrina assures him they must go through with it. When they see Sabrina walk away and Jimmy’s body slump dead, that’ll be their cue to steal the corpse.
Sabrina returns to the hearse to inform Harvey, Roz, and Theo that Jimmy tried to offer her a child sacrifice in exchange for an extension on his contract. And Sabrina can’t just take him to Hell because he’s keeping a little girl trapped somewhere. Sabrina vows to personally burn Jimmy Platt’s soul herself, but first she must see her father.
Harvey and Theo meet back up with Sabrina and Roz after returning from the police station where they found a missing person’s report for a young girl named Lucy Anderson that went missing three days ago from a playground. If Roz had something of Lucy’s, she could use her cunning to possibly find her. Lizzie and the Ravenettes interrupt to invite Sabrina and Roz along to get their nails done at the mall. It’s a cheer tradition. Sabrina and Roz turn them down, claiming that Sabrina is taking Roz to the doctors for an eye check up.
While running through the halls of Baxter High, Theo runs into new student who introduce himself as Robin. He helps Robin gather his belongings and shows him to his locker. Robin claims to have moved from a tiny, boring town. After Theo helps Robin open his locker, he asks Theo if he’ll be attending the pep rally, which he will be.
At the pep rally, Theo asks Robin if the ice cream gut said anything off putting to him. Robin claims he didn’t.
Thobin: A Blossoming Romance
In an empty classroom, Harvey tells Theo that he, Roz, Sabrina, and Nick will be at opening night for the carnival. Theo is considering asking Robin to go with him, but he’s hesitant, as he’s never asked anyone out before. Harvey suggests that Theo asks Robin to come to the carnival with all of them, as if it were a group outing. After a while, they’d slip away, allowing Theo and Robin to be alone. Harvey then confides to Theo that he thinks Roz is ready to have sex, which he isn’t sure he’s ready for. Roz then arrives and asks what she missed.
After class, Theo finds Robin in the library and asks him to come to the carnival with him and his friends as a group outing. Robin agrees.
Theo, Robin, Roz, and Harvey attend opening night of the carnival as planned. Sabrina arrives with Nick, who she introduces to Robin. A brief exchange then takes place between Nick and Harvey, before being interrupted by Professor Carcosa, who welcomes them inside.
Theo and Robin ride the Berlanti Ferris Wheel. Theo says that he’s cold, and Robin puts his arm around him. As Robin goes for a kiss, Theo take a step back. He's hesitant but then reveals that he wasn’t born "Theo" and that he didn’t always look the way he does. Robin accepts Theo for who he is, revealing that he very much likes Theo as the two share a kiss at the top of the Ferris wheel.
The guys sit in the library, and Sabrina double checks with Nick to make sure he’s still coming to the flashmob. Harvey then informs his friends of his father’s hook-up with the snake charmer from the carnival. Theo suggest they investigate the carnival. He, Roz, and Harvey agree to join him, but Sabrina has plans with her family, and Robin chooses not to join. Just as they were talking, Aunt Hilda arrives to take Sabrina to the Academy.
Some time later, Theo, Roz, and Harvey sneak into the carnival, which almost appears deserted. Roz plans to sneak into the snake charmer’s tent to touch something that belongs to her so that her cunning may reveal who she is and what she wants. Harvey and Theo play lookout. Outside the tent, Harvey and Theo are confronted by Carcosa, who informs them that the carnival is closed for the day. Roz then screams and runs from out the tent. The three run away from the carnival.
Harvey and Theo take Roz, who is shivering uncontrollably, to his garage. Harvey then leaves to get Sabrina while Theo stays with Roz.
As Roz's conditions worsens, Harvey grows impatient. He grabs his gun and plots his return to the carnival to find out what happens to Roz, against Theo’s advice.
Some time later, Harvey returns to the garage and Theo informs him that Roz has turned into a stone statue like those that Harvey saw in the snake charmer's tent.
At the Kinkle's garage, Theo and Harvey show to Sabrina that Roz has been turned to stone. Sabrina reveals that the carnies are pagans,similar to witches, but from a different time. Some have powers, others don’t. But they’re all dangerous, so Sabrina pleads with Harvey and Theo to sit tight.
Theo contemplates taking some kind of action as they wait for Sabrina, though Harvey is unresponsive. Robin arrives and sees Roz in statue form. Theo asks him to wait for him outside as he talks to Harvey, who tells Theo to get rid of Robin as they can’t afford anyone else finding out.
At Cerberus Books, Theo comes to Robin's defense as he’s being bullied by Billy and Carl. They take his cap, and he warns them to give it back. But when they find out he's Theo's friend, they apologize and they return Robin’s hat. Theo and Robin then grab a booth, and Theo explains that Billy and Carl are getting better. However, they were less cool when he was transitioning. As for Theo's dad, he was hesitant at first. But he’s come around, unlike Theo’s friends, who have been supportive from the start. Theo then asks about Robin’s family, but he deflects.
At the Putnam house, Theo and Robin make out, but Theo takes a pause after realizing that he still doesn’t know much about Robin. He asks about Robin's family and where he grew up. Robin claims that his family moved around a lot. Anytime he made friends in a new town, they’d eventually end up moving again. He tells Theo that he was adopted by a military family and that he’s nothing like them. Theo explains that in his life, he has experienced the opposite, with his family’s roots in Greendale dating back generations. Sometimes Robin wonders what it would be like if he stayed behind for once. Theo then gets a call from Harvey, who informs him that he and a couple Ravens are planning to trash the carnival, forcing Theo and Robin to intervene.
Theo and Robin arrive at the carnival to find that Circe has turned Billy, Carl, Martin, and Eric into pigs. Harvey has them sitting in the back of his truck. Theo offers to take them to his father’s farm.
Robin, Theo, and Harvey return to his garage, where Roz remains petrified and Billy, Carl, Martin, and Eric are still pigs. As Theo prepare to tell Robin the truth about the happenings in Greendale, Robin reveals some secrets of his own to Theo and Harvey.
War against the Pagans
Theo, Robin, and Harvey return to his garage covered in mud after sheltering the Ravens-turned-pigs at the Putnam's farm. About the same time, Sabrina arrives and they tell her what happened. Robin also reveals that he’s was part of the pagan tribe and that they’re planning a slaughter that he will not be party to. However, he doesn’t want what they want. The pagans came to Greendale to resurrect the pagan gods, starting with the oldest ones, the Green Man. Sabrina asks Robin how do they stop them. Robin reveals that the ultimate resurrection of the Green Man can’t happen without a virgin sacrifice. Which is why Robin got close to Theo and Nagaina got close to Harvey. Roz is the only one not a virgin, which is why they turned her to stone, as well as because she could use her cunning to stop them. Robin reveals that when the Green Man’s head scrapes the sky and the ripe fruit falls from his arms, he’ll be resurrected. Caliban interrupts to propose a deal. He knows of a Pygmalion spell that would turn Roz back to flesh. And if Sabrina comes with him to find the spell, he’ll outline his proposal to her. Sabrina agrees and leaves with Caliban. Mr. Kinkle then calls Harvey into the house for dinner.
Some time later, after Sabrina found the spell, and she reassembled Roz with Harvey's help, Theo and Robin offer to help carry Roz.
At Baxter High, they glue Roz together. The spell suggested by Caliban call for Harvey to plead the goddess Aphrodite and for him to give up his love for Roz. Harvey is hesitant but do it anyway because he want to save Roz. However, the spell doesn't work and Caliban says that's because theirs is not true love and he loves someone else. Robin, then, reveals that Circe can be able to reverse it because she has great powers of transformation but it's too dangerous. And without magic, they’re no match against her. However, Sabrina knows where they can borrow magic.
After kidnapping Circe with the help of the hedge witches and Salem, Sabrina and her friends meet at the Academy of Unseen Arts, where they force Circe at gunpoint to reverse the spell on both Roz and the Baxter Ravens.
At the Putnam house, Theo and Robin sit on the edge of the bed in Theo's room. Theo is nervous because he didn't think he would ever meet someone who accepts him as he is and he never thought he could have a relationship. To brush off this thoughts from his head, Robin undresses and takes off his hat, showing his pointed ears and revealing that he is a hobgoblin. Sitting down next to Theo again, he asks if he feels like taking their relationship to the next step. Theo nods because virgins are needed for the sacrifice.
Next day at school, Ms. Wardwell enters the classroom and orders the students to settle down. Mrs. Meeks then announces over the intercom that Baxter High has been invited to the Final Night Festivities at the town carnival. Free admission and rides. Roz, Harvey, and Theo are then called into the Principal’s office. There, they are confronted by Pan and Nagaina. Harvey, Roz, and Theo hide in the library. Pan and Nagaina transform into their true forms and tell Harvey, Roz, and Theo about the return of the Green Man. However, one last thing is needed for him to rise; the innocent blood of a young virgin. Just as Nagaina is about to find Harvey, Robin arrives at super speed and whisks him, Roz, and Theo to safety.
Harvey, Roz, Theo, and Robin reconvene in an empty classroom, where Theo explains that Robin saved them, and he is a hobgoblin. They have to leave Greendale and convince as many people as they can to leave with them. The Green Man is coming back and all who are flesh will die. Harvey, Roz, and Theo refuse to leave. They need Sabrina if they stand a chance to defeat the pagans, but she’s in Hell. Roz believes that they can use the magic marker she uses to message Nick to make contact with Sabrina.
Later, in the garage, they are joined by Nick, who explains he is the only one to receive messages from the magic marker. The Fright Club explains the situation to him. "All flesh fails when he flowers", Robin says. He explains that first the locals are "seeded." They're implanted with a spore, something they eat that can grow inside them. Theo believes that’ll be through the caramel apples they're going to give away. And then, when the Green Man is ready, when he's ripe with the blood of a local virgin, that is when he will bloom. And then comes the pollination. It'll be the end of everyone in Greendale. Pan, Nagaina, Circe, and the pagans barge into the garage and capture them. Nagaina reminds Harvey of what she told him when they first met, that once she has a virgin’s scent, they can’t hide from her.
Nick, Harvey, Roz, Theo, and Robin are taken to the carnival by the pagans, who kill Nick and Robin, and entrap Harvey inside the Green Man as his virgin sacrifice. Pan, Nagaina, and Circe remove the hoods from Roz and Theo so they can watch. Theo and Roz scream helplessly with their hands bound and mouths gagged. Harvey pleads out for help, but his prayers go unanswered. Harvey is killed as the vines of the Green Man stab into his chest. And with that, the pollination begins. Roz and Theo scream for Sabrina to come and save them, unaware that she is encased in stone.
The remains of Theo, Roz, Harvey and Nick have been wrapped in weeds over the decades and Sabrina looks at them sadly.
Sabrina appears in the garage just before the pagans arrive to kidnap them and warns them of the danger. Sabrina and Nick then teleport everyone to Dorian's. Here they meet with the other witches who are waiting for the awakening of Zelda, lost in the Nether Wolrd. Shortly after she wakes up, and finds that her sister Hilda is still dead.
All of them go to the cemetery next to the Spellman Mortuary. Theo, Robin, Harvey, Salem and the Academy's warlocks watch on the sidelines as the girls and women gather in a circle around Zelda. She invokes the Triple Goddess Hecate to resurrect Hilda.
After Hilda comes back to life, Sabrina, Ambrose and Zelda inform her of what has happened. The group then waged war against the pagans at the carnival. After deceiving them, glamorizing Pesta with the likeness of Ms. Wardwell to destroy the statue of the Green Man, the witches kill and cast the pagans out of Greendale.
In Theo's room, Theo and Robin cuddle up in bed. Theo asks Robin if he’s staying in Greendale, and he replies that he has every reason to stay.
Theo is petite, standing at 5'1 and has bluish-gray eyes. Even as a young child, his haircut has been the one constant throughout his lifetime until Theo got a buzz cut to make him look more masculine.
Theo is a young student at Baxter High and one of Sabrina, Roz and Harvey's best friends. Independent and courageous, Theo is on a journey to discover an identity that can better define emotions, sensations and desires that characterize him, defying the binary gender norms of male and female. Theo's journey, however, is not at all easy and some more than others are willing to make it even more difficult. While Sabrina struggle with her witch nature, Theo is going through hell at school where football players are constantly harassing him for not fitting a specific idea of gender roles. For example, they lifted Theo's jumper to see if he had breasts or not. Physical and verbal abuse are part of Theo's daily life, despite Sabrina and Rosalind's attempts to make things easier and Principal Hawthorne turning a blind eye. He is also facing a distressing situation at home where uncle Jesse, who always struggled with his own gender identity , became horribly ill after witnessing something in the Greendale Mines and Theo's father decided to send him to a mental asylum that triggered painful emotions in Theo.
Despite Theo's best friends using feminine pronouns didn't bothered him, Theo seemed delighted when Nana Ruth and Dorothea used masculine pronouns instead, taking their comments as compliments and foreshadowing his upcoming step in embracing a more fitting gender identity to express himself. Also with the help of Roz, Theo comes out to his friends Harvey and Sabrina who since then, adjust to the use of male pronouns without too many problems.
Although Theo is a human, supernatural events didn't cause much of a shock. Indeed, conversations with Nana Ruth but especially with the ghost of his long-dead ancestor, Dorothea Putnam seems to have helped Theo discover new sides of his personal identity.
Powers and Abilities
- Limited Mediumship: After going through his ancestor Dorothea Putnam's personal belongings, Theo is able to see the ghost of Dorothea and is able to communicate with her.
- Theo is figuring out his gender identity, but currently identifies as a man. 
- Lachlan Watson influenced Theo's "queer journey". In the original script, Theo identified as a transgender man and came out in the first few episodes. After conversations between Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Lachlan, writers decided to develop the character's journey to a slower pace. 
- In the course of the series, Theo has been bullied and misgendered (using a word that doesn't correctly reflect the gender with which they identify) either intentionally and unintentionally by several characters such as Principal Hawthorne and some Baxter High Ravens.
- Fans of the animated series have found Theo comparable to Perry "Pi" McDonald since both characters are androgynous.
- Theo dresses like Eddie Munster, the werewolf son from The Munsters for Roz’s Halloween party in "Chapter Two: The Dark Baptism". This is also a reference to the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comic book Issue #7, where a young Edward Spellman is drawn to resemble Eddie Munster.
- See also: Category:Images of Theo Putnam
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